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Raytheon Announces MathMovesU® Sweepstakes Grand Prizewinner

10th-grader from Drexel, Mo., wins an all-expense paid trip to the official opening of Sum of all Thrills™ at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot®

WALTHAM, Mass. and DREXEL, Mo., Oct. 12, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- A 15-year-old sophomore at Louisburg High School has won Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) MathMovesU® sweepstakes.

Christina Davey of Drexel, Mo., will attend the official opening of Sum of all Thrills™, an interactive, math-based experience located at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Oct. 14. The exhibit will engage young students through a fun and educational experience and will help instill in them a lifelong passion for math, science and technology.

Davey will be one of the first park guests to experience Sum of all Thrills™ and enjoy a four-day, three-night trip for four to Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

As the MathMovesU sweepstakes grand prizewinner, Davey will be treated to a "meet and greet" with a Disney Imagineer, receive a four-day admission ticket to all the Disney theme parks and a $2,000 cash stipend.

"We are very pleased to share the unveiling of Sum of all Thrills™ with Christina and her family," said Kristin Hilf, vice president of Public Affairs for Raytheon. "Raytheon is committed to showing young students like Christina that math can be fun and lead to great things in their lives. That is exactly why we collaborated with Disney to create Sum of all Thrills™."

Sum of all Thrills™ is a core component of Raytheon's MathMovesU® program, an initiative designed to engage middle school students in math and science while helping to create the next generation of innovators for the U.S. It will be located in the INNOVENTIONS pavilion at Epcot®, a unique area of the park that contains 100,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on exhibits that allow visitors to celebrate the inspiration and innovation that improve their lives and expand their horizons.

About MathMovesU

MathMovesU, launched in 2005, has touched the lives of more than 1 million students, teachers, and parents. Raytheon is committed to raising awareness of the nation's current decline of math and science skills in today's youth and believes that tomorrow's innovators need to be excited by and interested in math today. Through interactive learning programs, contests, live events, scholarships, tutoring programs and more, MathMovesU engages and inspires students. Core components of the program include:

  • An innovative approach to engaging students in math and science through a partnership with the Kraft family and The New England Patriots at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon;
  • www.mathmovesu.com, a virtual space to educate and entertain middle school students through games and activities that showcase the math behind students' favorite pastimes;
  • A scholarship and grants program that awards $1 million annually to students, teachers and schools.

More information may be found at www.raytheon.com/stewardship/mmu.


INNOVENTIONS is located in the heart of Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Creativity and imagination abound as guests celebrate inspiration and the innovations that improve their lives and expand their horizons. Hands-on, interactive exhibits allow young students and adults to be immersed into ideas that inform, entertain and inspire. For more information, visit www.innoventions.disney.com or contact Stacia Wake at Stacia.L.Wake@disney.com.

Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security, and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.

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